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After Love
Original title: Después del amor

After Love

Original title: Después del amor

An unforgettable story of clandestine love that overcame all social barriers 

Based on real events, the novel tells the story of a brave woman who rebuilt her identity in a Spain where women were not allowed to love and despair. A complex novel, deeply human, full of emotions, in which a great love story acts as a common thread.  

Barcelona, 1932. Carmen Trillais a married woman, mother of twin girls and a boy who is suffering from tuberculosis. She lives in Barcelona with her husband, a renowned doctor with an excellent reputation in bourgeois society. Their relationship is deeply strained and constantly undermined by his infidelities, whose latest affair is with Carmen’s own sister. However, on a train journey from Barcelona to La Garriga, Carmen’s universe is turned upside down when she meets army captain Federico Escofet. It’s love at first sight and they embark upon a passionate, forbidden romance until they are discovered by Carmen’s husband, José María. On 26 January, 1939, fascist troops enter Barcelona. Carmen finds herself forced to take the hardest decision of her life: she must escape, leaving her children in the care of her sister as she flees to France to try to save Federico, who is trapped in a concentration camp.  


Highlights After Love


A story based on real events.


A novel about a historical character, Federico Escofet, the last republican to return from exile, and his lover, “the Greta Garbo of Barcelona”.


An unforgettable story of clandestine love that overcame all social barriers.

Rights sold

Film: Después del amor | Production company: Mediaset

Technical data

Publishing date: | 592 pages | ISBN: 978-958-42-7074-0 | Imprint: Planeta

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